Upcoming GPAEA Professional Development Opportunities 

A primary school teacherGPAEA has many great professional development opportunities scheduled for this fall!  Course categories include behavior, literacy, math, science, autism, early childhood, TAG, and fine arts.  Also being offered are Paraeducator Level II:  Special Needs, Substitute Authorization courses, and Evaluator III.  Courses are still being added so please check the catalog in MyLearningPlan for new additions.



  • Para Educator Certification Level II Generalist with Area of Concentration: Special Needs (Saturday and evening classes)

Substitute Authorization

  • evening classes (held at our Burlington office)

Assessing Academic Rigor: Evaluator III


  • Bullying Investigation Training
  • A Behavior Tool Box for Your Classroom
  • Developing a Social Skills Tool Box
  • RESPECT: Recognizing Everyones Strengths by Peacebuilding, Empathizing, Communicating and Trustbuilding
  • PBIS Tier 1
  • Creating a Functional Behavior Assessment Tool Box for Your Classroom


  • K-2 Counting and Cardinality/Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Grades 3-5 Number and Operations/Fractions
  • Ratio and Proportion, Grades 6-8
  • Function, Grades 8-12


  • 6-12 Content Curriculum Design
  • Iowa LETRS 1-3
  • Ongoing MS-HS Second Chance Reading: 2014-2015


  • HS Science Networks 1 & 2
  • Elementary Science Networks 1 & 2
  • HS Science Networks 1 & 2


  • ST-AT 1 Structured Teaching for Autism: Basic Components


  • Secondary Transition Planning for Educators and Families

Early Childhood

  • Inquiry Based Learning in Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (EC-PBIS) Home Visitation
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment

Fine Arts

  • Rug Weaving

Workshops and Other Trainings:

  • Leading Professional Learning Communities for Results
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Training
  • PBIS Tier 1 Booster Workshop
  • An Introduction to the GOLD ASSESSMENT and Reports for Administrators Workshop

Please visit our online course catalog to register.  https://www.mylearningplan.com/webreg/catalog.asp?H=1&D=10734

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